Products used: M12 stainless steel 460 tension rods, stainless steel cables, and custom cable clamps.
Background: The San Francisco Central Subway has been transformed since the Arts Commission instigated a project enabling pieces of commissioned art to adorn public areas. “Silent Stream” is a sculpture created by two well-known artists Jim Campbell and Werner Koltz and designed to resemble an underground creek. It is comprised of over 12,000 stainless steel, glistening discs that reflect the movement and colours beneath. It measures 250 feet in length and as it spans, suspended above the platform, it varies in width, creating a sense of movement.
This amazing sculpture is in place for the public to visually appreciate every day and is one of many pieces of artwork in the substations of the central subway.
Macalloy involvement: This unique project demonstrates how versatile Macalloy products are, using our 460 tension rods, stainless steel cables, and custom-made clamps, that supported the weight of the sculpture without affecting the aesthetics.
San Francisco, California
Jim Campbell & Werner Klotz
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